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How to Stop Chafing While Hiking

Unfortunate news, everyone! The season of "chub rub" is back again. If you are not familiar with the term, the issue is more commonly known as chafing, and it can be a real hike-stopper...
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The Definitive Guide to Layering Clothes for Outdoor Adventuring

Hiking, kayaking, mountain climbing – it doesn’t matter what activity you are doing, or even what season you are doing it in, every outdoor adventurer can benefit from properly layering their clothing. While it...
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Choosing Sunglasses for Outdoors and Hiking PLUS Our Top Picks for 2017

Sunglasses aren’t just a “cool shades, bro” type of thing.  Sure, they’ve evolved and we demand that we look good in our sunglasses but the fact is that they’re as important as sunscreen and...
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How to Choose Proper Hiking Socks

When picking out hiking gear, we tend to forget one crucial area, one that is, strangely enough, the area we use most when hiking - our feet. While a good set of hiking boots...
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What are the Best Socks for Hiking?

Hiking socks for a day-hike or longer backpacking trip should match the forecast weather and hike conditions. A well-fitting sock can benefit from compression ache panels, cushioned toes and heels. Plus, a liner system can...
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Cold Weather Hiking Pants: What to Wear

What cold weather hiking pants are preferred for the cold climates (0 °F / -16 °C or colder). Surely, the best option is the layers rather than wearing a single pair. You want to be...
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What Hiking Outfit for the Trails

Hiking safely requires must-have gear such as backpack, maps, and first-aid kit, but it is equally as important to wear the right hiking outfit when you head out onto the trails. Not only do suitable...
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7 Benefits of Proper Hiking Pants

Hiking pants provide a variety of benefits for a hiker, including a lightweight fabric, toughness, and high level of comfort. Blue jeans are versatile, but generally not a practical option for hiking. A proper pair...

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